how to obtain missing file?
while experimenting with various sound definitions and trying to solve a few problems I realized a file named dsp, which had somehow disappeared, was missing and that this was the cause of my inability to make the audio work.
However, I did not know how to get it back there. The cumbersome solution I finally found was to run the entire installation of my Mandrake 8.1 anew in update mode, so it just fixed things without changing anything else.
But I am almost sure there must be a more legant way to correct such problems. Any idea how?